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Pioneer and Leland High School Drama Spring 2024

Pioneer and Leland High School Drama Spring 2024Tickets are on sale now for the Pioneer and Leland High School Drama Spring 2024 productions!

Pioneer High School Drama presents: West Side Story

Showtimes:
March 22-23, 2024 at 7pm
March 27-30, 2024 at 7pm

Ticket Prices:
Students = $8
Seniors (65+) = $15
Adults = $20

Location:
Pioneer High School Performing Arts Center, Steve Dini Stage
1290 Blossom Hill Road
San Jose, CA 95118

For more information and to purchase tickets:
https://phsdrama.ludus.com/index.php

Leland High School Drama presents: Mean Girls

Showtimes:
April 17, 2024 at 4:30pm
April 18-19, 2024 at 7pm
April 25-27, 2024 at 7pm

Ticket Prices:
ASB = $10
Senior Citizens = $10
Students = $12
General = $15

Location:
Leland High School Cafeteria
6677 Camden Ave.
San Jose, CA 95120

For more information and to purchase tickets:
https://lelandhstheater.wixsite.com/lhs-drama/current-show-buy-tickets

Almaden Community Center Spring 2024 Activity Guide

Almaden Community Center Spring 2024 Activity GuideThe Almaden Community Center Spring 2024 Activity Guide is now available, and it’s loaded with all kinds of exciting classes, workshops, break camps, summer camps, and more! See what classes are being offered in Arts & Crafts, Dance, Education & Enrichment, Health & Fitness, and Sports. There are so many great options to pick from, for preschoolers through Active Adults 50+. Spring 2024 season and 2024 summer camp registration will open Saturday, Feb. 24 at 10am. Early registration for scholarship eligible participants will be in person on Wednesday Feb. 14 at 10am. Registration for Active Adult members will begin online and in person on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 10am.

For additional information about any Almaden Community Center classes, camps, and programs, call the Almaden Community Center at 408-268-1133. The Almaden Community Center is located at 6445 Camden Ave., San Jose, CA 95120.

Leland High School Drama Production of The Laramie Project

Tickets are on sale now for the Leland High School Drama production of The Laramie Project, a dramatic play written by Moisés Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project.

The Laramie Project is a true story about a hate crime murder in 1998 involving Matthew Shepard. The play consists of multiple interviews of people in the town who knew both parties. It is an educational performance for mature audiences about the injustice that people of the LGBTQ+ community face due to their differences.

Show dates and times:

November 7th at 4:30pm
November 8th-9th at 7:00pm
November 16th-18th at 7:00pm

Ticket prices:

ASB $10
Senior Citizens $10
Students $12
General $15

Tickets can be purchased on the Leland High School Drama webpage https://lelandhstheater.wixsite.com/lhs-drama/current-show-buy-tickets or using qr code below.

Leland High School | 6677 Camden Avenue | San Jose, CA, 95120

 

Almaden Cabana Club Junior Lifeguard Program

Almaden Cabana Club Junior Lifeguard ProgramRegistration is now open for the Almaden Cabana Club Junior Lifeguard Program! There will be two sessions this summer, which are open to all youth 11-14 years old. Session 1 is July 24 ­– July 28, and Session 2 is July 31 – August 4. Both sessions are from 9am-12pm Monday through Friday. Participants will learn water rescue skills, first-aid techniques, leadership, responsibility, and teamwork. Go to www.almadencabana.com/jlp for more information and to register.

Performance Night at Leland Speech and Debate

Leland Speech and DebateIt’s the most awaited end of the academic year event for Leland High School’s Speech and Debate team – the annual Performance Night – where the team, after performing at competitions – and winning accolades – near and far, perform on their home turf before their friends, families and neighbors.

Leland’s Speech and Debate team needs no introduction in Almaden Valley, yet I will say it here. With over 200 members, and steered by 20 coaches, it is one of the most competitive and high achieving speech and debate teams in the United States. Currently ranked sixth in the nation and first in California by the National Speech and Debate Association, in the last five years this team has produced multiple State Champions and Nationals finalists.

On Friday, May 13, 2020, the cream of the team will be performing in various kinds of speeches and enactments, under their Dramatic Interpretation Category.

Tickets are available at the door. This is also the biggest annual fundraiser for the program. Please join in to support Leland Speech and Debate.

Venue:

Leland High School Cafeteria

Time: 6:30 pm (doors open at 6:00 pm)

Date: Friday, May 13, 2022.

Tickets: $7 with ASB card, $10 General Admissions; available at the venue.

Leland High School Speech Workshops

Leland High School Speech WorkshopsLeland High School will be hosting two speech workshops for elementary school students this summer. The workshops will be led by coaches from the nationally ranked Leland High School Speech and Debate team, under the guidance of Gay Brasher, celebrated public speaking coach and Leland teacher.

The workshops are for students entering second grade through sixth grade and will be conducted in two sessions. During the workshops, students will be trained to write, practice and present short speeches. They will get a chance to develop key public speaking skills that will remain with them for a lifetime. The details are as follows:

Session 1: June 26, 27, 28
For students entering 2nd – 4th grades
Cost: $160
Location: Leland High School, Room J-2
Time: 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Session 2: July 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
For students entering 4th – 6th grades
Cost: $390
Location: Leland High School, Room J-2
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 noon

To register, please visit: https://tinyurl.com/summerelementaryworkshop2019
Checks are payable to Leland Speech and Debate and all proceeds will benefit Leland Speech and Debate.

Almaden Swim & Racquet Club Courses

Almaden Swim and Racquet ClubThe Almaden Swim & Racquet Club (ASRC) is hosting a series of American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard training courses between March and May 2019. The courses will be provided by Norcal Lifeguard Training under the guidance of instructor Tami Moore.

The dates are as follows:

  • Session 1: March 9 – 10
  • Session 2: April 13 – 14
  • Session 3: May 18 – 19.

The costs are $125 for a one-day recertification course and $200 for a two-day new certification course. The training is open to all participants 15 years or older.

NorCal Lifeguard Training is an authorized American Red Cross provider. This Lifeguard certification also includes First Aid, CPR and AED certification, and is valid for two years.

For more information, contact Tami Moore at Tami@NorCalLifeguardTraining.com or call 408-772-9016, or visit http://www.almadensrc.org/swimming/red-cross-classes

Almaden Community Center Winter 2019 Activities and Classes – UPDATED 2022

Almaden Community Center Winter 2019

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The Almaden Community Center Winter 2019 activities and classes are open for registration. Here are some of the exciting new offerings for the season.

Art with the Masters – Participants will learn about some of the great masters in art and study their paintings.

Painting Party with Ms. Marla – Learn to paint from scratch. All painting material including canvas, paints and brushes will be provided.

Apprentice Electrical Engineering: Electrified – Participants use Snap Circuits and other engineering design process tools to design, create and test various electronic circuits. Objects designed include a flashlight and a magnetic levitation vehicle!

Electronic Game Design: Racing Games – Participants create their own racing games complete with cars, race tracks and the full racing environment. Fun stuff for the young speedsters.

Junior Civil Engineering: Fun Foundation – In this fun class, children understand the engineering concepts behind big infrastructure projects like skyscrapers and bridges.

Junior Wedo Lego Robotics 2.0: Robots in Motion – Children learn to build robots using Lego Wedo.

Little Sports Medicine – In Little Sports Medicine, your child can learn about common sports related injuries and how real doctors do their diagnoses.

Minecraft YouTubers: Let’s Play – This is an exciting one for the diehard young Minecrafters. Participants create and upload Minecraft videos for YouTube, and in the process also learn about Internet safety.

New Year, New You – As we move towards 2019, find your inspiration through this motivational course. Goals, dreams, ideas and joy. Explore your inner zen.

For more information on these courses and to enroll, call 408-793-5565 or view the full catalog here.

Upcoming Events at Almaden Valley High Schools

Almaden Valley high schoolsAlmaden Valley high schools Leland and Pioneer both have exciting events that you can attend over the weekend and next week.

On Saturday, October 20, the Leland Parent Club is hosting its annual music and dance event, the Dandiya Raas Mela. The Dandiya and the Garba are traditional ritualistic dances performed during the Indian festival of Navratri or the “nine nights”.

This event is one of the biggest fundraisers for Leland High School. A special highlight of the event this year is a performance by the “Naach” group, a students club specializing in Bollywood dance. Tickets can be purchased both online and at the door. All proceeds go towards enrichment programs at Leland High. For more information, visit: http://www.lelandparentclub.com/dandiya.html

Next week, from October 24 to October 27, students at Pioneer High will be performing twin fall plays, 12 Angry Men and 12 Angry Women.

12 Angry Men is adapted from the American courtroom drama of the same name, while 12 Angry Women is a feminist adaptation of the same play.

Advanced reserved seats may be booked through phsdrama.ludus.com. Tickets will also be available at the door. So, come with you family and friends to watch this classic adaptation from a highly talented drama team and help raise funds for Pioneer High. For more information, visit: https://pioneer.sjusd.org/index.php/calendar/filter-by/event/699/2018/10/24/

Spring Is In The Air – Prepare Your Home! (Part 2)

prepare your homeSprucing up for Spring – from Hardscapes to Roof

Spring is almost here, and it’s time to prepare your home! In this, the second in our series on home and yard maintenance for spring, we focus on everything from hardscapes to the roof. Here’s the checklist of do’s for this season:

Repair and refurbish hardscapes – After the rains, it is a great idea to clean all hardscapes – walkways, patios, steps and retaining walls which have brick, pavers, stone or tile. Pressure wash to remove any dirt or moss which might make the area slippery. Replace broken tiles or flagstones and fill in new sand in the joints.

Roof check – Check for and replace any broken tiles or shingles in the roof. If there are signs of moss or lichen, call a professional roofer for a clean-up.

Trim large trees – Trim away any overgrowth from trees and shrubs. If you have large trees like oak or redwood, get an arborist, if needed, to trim back branches. This will allow more sunlight into the yard and encourage new growth. It’s also important to keep tree branches at least six to seven feet away from the house.

Foundation vents – Walk around the perimeter of the house and check all foundation vents to ensure that they are clear of leaves, debris or anything that would prevent air circulation in the crawl space. Good air circulation is important for the moisture in the crawl space to dry. Repair any holes or rips in vent screens to prevent rodents and critters from getting in.

Drains, ditches, rafters and gutters – Sweep clean all leaves and debris which may have gathered in drains, ditches and gutters. If possible, connect gutter pipes to the sewage. This will take overflow water away from the foundation of the house. Check rafters for wood rot. Replace any broken ones. It’s also a good idea to give the rafters a coat of paint to prevent wood rot.

Check irrigation systems – With the onset of spring, it is time to check irrigation systems for leaks and repair any broken sprinkler heads. Check rain sensors and booster pump for proper operation. Secure drip irrigation lines properly to respective plants.

Fences and trellises – Check fences and trellises and replace any broken or rotten panels.

Bird baths and fountains – Check fountain pumps and fix leaks if any. Scrub clean bird baths and fill with fresh water.

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